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High-end elevator (height increasing) shoes- do they exist?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Svenn, Feb 9, 2010.

  1. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Well-Known Member

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    Sarkozy is certainly the protagonist here. His lifts are a good 2-3".
     
  2. edmorel

    edmorel Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone mentioned G&G?
     
  3. sw20

    sw20 Well-Known Member

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    Focus on making money; any confidence issues quickly self-resolve...

    High heels, rugs, plastic surgery, mani/pedicures, etc for alleged males are so damn mockable

    Lots of wealthy dudes are short, older, balding, socially awkward, etc...but mysteriously often have easy access to any hotties

    And they make new hotties every yr, so frequent trade-ins and leases/rentals are easy...cheap commodities
     
  4. cgardel

    cgardel Well-Known Member

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    Find yourself a girlfriend even shorter than you to make you seem taller. [​IMG] Heck, he can even pull off the Member's Only jacket.
     
  5. cgardel

    cgardel Well-Known Member

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    Svenn, how about reducing the contrast between top and bottom, and striking a pose?

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  6. Master-Classter

    Master-Classter Well-Known Member

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    I'd say double soles is a very easy option, but will only give you like 0.5 inches
    Heels or Boots are another options, maybe just not every day
     
  7. cgardel

    cgardel Well-Known Member

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    Also, try to stand up straight unlike this guy. He loves us.
     
  8. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff Well-Known Member

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    i dont see how the photo of tom cruise shows any platform shoes. those are regular high end italian shoes with a 1 inch heel. all my shoes have those that are dress shoes.
    ??
     
  9. eightysixed

    eightysixed Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG]

    Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes and their daughter Suri are spotted taking some time out to relax on the grass in Melbourne's Royal Botanical Gardens. The vertically challenged Tom looked taller than usual however on closer inspection he has had extra soles glued to his custom Nike tennis shoes, cool.

    zimbio.com
     
  10. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Well-Known Member

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    Is obama wearing parachute pants?
     
  11. MyOtherLife

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    i dont see how the photo of tom cruise shows any platform shoes. those are regular high end italian shoes with a 1 inch heel. all my shoes have those that are dress shoes. ??
    Tom's shoes have internal lift, either in construction or using insertable insoles. This is the way it should be done, and the lifting is beautifully concealed. The look of the shoes is right. His shoemaker definitely has skills. [​IMG] I can't tell if these are shoes or ankle boots, but they were exceptionally well done. Clever too was the use of a buckle to draw the eye away from any lift concealment. In the close-up on the right it seems harder to detect the internal lifting. Look at the heel arch at the back of the shoes above the heel. It is rather long, yet the heel itself is proportionately 'normal' looking. Whoever made those shoes/boots for Mr. Cruise is a master. Even under scrutiny, these pass with flying colors (imo). Were I in need, this is exactly how I would want my shoes & boots done.
     
  12. cgardel

    cgardel Well-Known Member

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    Another idea. [​IMG] Hope Svenn's taking notes.
     
  13. cgardel

    cgardel Well-Known Member

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    An SF-approved, iGent solution... a top hat and a cane to help you stand upright.

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  14. Svenn

    Svenn Well-Known Member

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    Tom's shoes have internal lift, either in construction or using insertable insoles.
    This is the way it should be done, and the lifting is beautifully concealed.
    The look of the shoes is right. His shoemaker definitely has skills.

    [​IMG]

    I can't tell if these are shoes or ankle boots, but they were exceptionally well done.
    Clever too was the use of a buckle to draw the eye away from any lift concealment.
    In the close-up on the right it seems harder to detect the internal lifting.
    Look at the heel arch at the back of the shoes above the heel. It is rather long,
    yet the heel itself is proportionately 'normal' looking.
    Whoever made those shoes/boots for Mr. Cruise is a master.
    Even under scrutiny, these pass with flying colors (imo).
    Were I in need, this is exactly how I would want my shoes & boots done.

    I agree, those probably have at least the 1.5 inches I'm looking for without making a huge gaudy heel. The only give-away if there is one is the overly long arch around the achilles' heel you described.
     
  15. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Well-Known Member

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    Is obama wearing parachute pants?
     
  16. butterflystyle

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    Is obama wearing parachute pants?

    This wasn't funny the first time, which is why no one answered you the first time.
     
  17. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Well-Known Member

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    This wasn't funny the first time, which is why no one answered you the first time.

    Is obama wearing parachute pants?!?
     
  18. eightysixed

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    Those boots Tom Cruise are wearing don't look normal to me. First thing I noticed was the awkward standing-on-toes posture he has in that photo, like he was wearing high heels. I'm sure those shoes do for his ass the same thing high heels do for a woman's, giving the game away.
     
  19. cgardel

    cgardel Well-Known Member

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    Seems like elevator shoes don't increase your height enough to make a real difference yet they scream "try-too-hard".
     
  20. onix

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    It's all about perception and inner security of a person.
     

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